The Healthline and Prevention Institute Stronger Scholarship will award three $7,000 scholarships to a Black, a Hispanic/Latinx, and an Indigenous student reducing health inequities in their community. The deadline for this scholarship is April 20th, 2021.
The way communities are born, grow, live, work, and age determines their overall health and wellness. These factors are known as the social determinants of healthTrusted Source, and they affect everything from access to healthy food and education to the quality of healthcare people receive. They set the stage for overall well-being. Unfortunately, because of structural inequalities, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous communities are less likely to have access to these necessities – and in turn, that continues to perpetuate economic and racial injustice. This year, Healthline is dedicating its annual scholarship funds to three outstanding students committed to breaking down barriers to health for the Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx communities.
With a reach of over 200 million unique visitors per month, Healthline’s mission is to build a stronger, healthier world by providing evidence-based content focused on the “whole person” – the relationship between physical, mental, and emotional health. This year, we’re putting a spotlight on health inequities by teaming up with the Prevention Institute, a leading organization in the fight for equality and prevention.
Prevention Institute is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build prevention and health equity into key policies and actions at the federal, state, local, and organizational level to ensure that the places where all people live, work, play and learn foster health, safety, and wellbeing.
Together with Prevention Institute, Healthline is launching our 2021 Stronger Scholarship program to empower college students to positively impact health equity.
Eligibility and how to apply
Requirements for eligibility include:
- Be a student of color who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/Latina, and/or Pacific Islander
- Current junior or senior in pursuit of an undergraduate degree (as of Fall 2021)
- Demonstrated involvement in the advancement of health equity by impacting an obstacle created by a social determinant of health. The social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They include education, housing, income, access to healthy food, physical environment, healthcare access, racism, and other forms of discrimination, among other community and social factors.
- There are a large variety of ways to make an impact, such as organizing a local garden to help families who would otherwise not have easy access to nutritious food and having a passion for expanding this work.
- This definition is intentionally broad to encourage applicants to creatively demonstrate the connection between their work and health equity in the essay portion of the application.
- March 2 – April 20, 2021: The application opens
- June 25, 2021: Winners notified
- August 1, 2021: Funds distributed to University
How to apply:
- Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/Healthline to create an AIM account using your email address and chosen password.
- Log in to your AIM account to be taken directly to the Welcome page of The Healthline and Prevention Institute Stronger Scholarship Program application.
- Complete all required fields in the online application, and upload any required documents (such as GED certificate, high school transcript, college transcript, and/or ACT/SAT scores). As part of the application process, you’ll be required to upload answers to three essay questions.
- Click the Submit button on the Save/Submit page of the online application.
This article was original posted on www.healthline.com.